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Poster: Ryan Schweitzer Date: Mar 28, 2004 5:54pm
Forum: movies Subject: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

Hello,

I am having some issues with downloading some of the files from the Feature Films section. I've tried downloading 3 files, the MPEG-2 versions of Reefer Madness, Sex madness, and DOA, all from movies05.archive.org, movies05-bu.archive.org, and movies04-bu.archive.org respectively. But with each one, the download always craps out partway, I get an error message under Internet Explorer saying the connection timed out.

I don't have this problem with downloading Prelinger films, I am assuming it has something to do with the servers involved with teh Feature Films section?

Thanks,
Ryan

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Mar 29, 2004 1:13pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

Ryan, you may wish to try using a download program such as GetRight - which allows you to resume downloads if there are such errors.

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Poster: Ryan Schweitzer Date: Apr 1, 2004 9:41am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

Well, I tried GetRight, and it reported having to restart the download about 6-8 times, not to mention restarting the download from the beginning, basically going nowhere. So obviously I would assume there's something wrong with the server/backbone/etc., or maybe it's my ISP or something or other. I'm suprised no one else has posted any messages regarding difficulties downloading from the Feature Films section...

-Ryan

This post was modified by Ryan Schweitzer on 2004-04-01 17:41:18

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Apr 1, 2004 9:51am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

What type of Internet connection do you have - DSL, Cable, T1, dialup?

Which version of Windows?

Skip

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Poster: Ryan Schweitzer Date: Apr 1, 2004 10:08am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

Well, I have a cable internet connection shared by a 4-port router/firewall, and I am accessing it from a computer attached to that router/firewall via wired ethernet running Win98 SE....

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Apr 1, 2004 10:20am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

Specifically which file are you trying to download?

Skip

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Poster: Ryan Schweitzer Date: Apr 1, 2004 7:40pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

The MPEG-2 file for DOA (doa_1949.mpeg). I've also tried to download the MPEG-2 files for Reefer Madness and Sex Madness, with the same problems...

This post was modified by Ryan Schweitzer on 2004-04-02 03:40:44

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Apr 5, 2004 3:39pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

Hey Ryan, try to download one of the smaller files - like one of the mpeg-4 files.

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Poster: Ryan Schweitzer Date: Apr 6, 2004 8:01am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

Ok, I'll try that. I'm now thinking that the trouble might be my computer, since a download of one of the Prelinger films timed out too, and I've never had any difficulty with the Prelinger films. I've reinstalled Windows on my machine in question, , but I haven't tried again to dowenload any of the feature films. I'll try again, and if that doesn't work, I'll try downloading one fo the MPEG-4 files like you've recommended...

-Ryan

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Poster: rgs_uk Date: Apr 12, 2004 4:33am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

I downloaded Captain Calamity and, though it said the download had completed, the end is missing from the film.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Apr 12, 2004 11:04am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

Which version of Captain Calamity seemed to have the end missing? (MPEG1, 2 or 4?) I'll download it and see if I can replicate it

s!

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Poster: rgs_uk Date: Apr 12, 2004 4:16pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

The MPEG1 version. Looking at the file size, I only got 164Mb of it and the program details say 187Mb...

The end is missing from Lying Lips too. Again MPEG1. These all seemed to complete successfully, downloading with Opera.

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Poster: novamulti Date: Apr 12, 2004 7:23am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

I have been trying to download a movie called "ride Ranger ride"

http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=feature_films&collectionid=ride_ranger_ride

and I can never get past 2 gig worth of the movie. The whole movie shows thats its 3 gig in size. Have you got a work around for this?

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Poster: rgs_uk Date: Apr 12, 2004 9:01am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...

Could that possibly be due to the limit on file size in Windows? 2Gb is one of the limits?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Apr 12, 2004 11:07am
Forum: movies Subject: 2gb issues (was Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...)

Hey,

Researching this a little further, if you're always having trouble with files that stop downloading at 2gb, the earlier FAT filesystem Windows file system do indeed have a file limit of that size - I think the original Windows 95, before upgrades, had this problem - I found an article which mentions this problem on InformIT.com.

[Oh, I note someone else replied with a similar comment - some versions of Windows 98 have the same problem, looks like an upgrade to NTFS might help you.]

s!

This post was modified by simon c on 2004-04-12 18:07:51

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrak Date: Mar 28, 2004 6:30pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading difficulties with feature films...


I don't have IE, but can you download any file over 2GB with it?

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